When I signed up to drive Uber I saw that I could also deliver for UberEATS. I selected that option during the sign up process, but was told that UberEATS wasn’t yet in my city, so I didn’t think much more about it.
Fast forward two weeks. I began actually driving for Uber on Oct 30th. It was an exciting and nerve-wracking time, but after I had a few drives under my belt, I settled in and realized how I love driving for Uber.
On Oct 31st, my second day driving and still feeling very much the novice, I got a ping (that’s Uber lingo for a ride request.) that, instead of saying the person’s name that I would pick up, it said “Delivery.”
At first I sat and stared at my phone with furrowed brows trying to figure out what that meant. But, since I only have about 15 seconds to accept the ride or delivery before the ping goes to another driver, I decided to jump in with both feet.
I’m not a fan of the unknown, really. This wasn’t completely within my comfort zone. BUT, I accepted it and the app. guided me to a restaurant. I parked in front and took my phone with me when I went in and walked up to the counter, probably still with the furrowed-brow uncertain look.
The server asked me if I was there for UberEATS, and then I perked up. Ohhh kay. This “delivery” was UberEATS.
(What is UberEATS, you ask?? Good question! Generally we think of delivery as pizza or JimmyJohns. UberEATS is a similiar meal delivery program, except the driver doesn’t work for the restaurant, but drives for Uber like I do to make extra income now. There is a special UberEATS app. that pertains to your city. (If UberEATS is in your city, that is.) You can open the app. to see which restaurants participate. Pick a restaurant, look at their menu, order what you want and pay in the app. with your debit card. Uber sends a message to the restaurant, and pings the nearest UberEATS delivery driver. The driver makes their way to the restaurant, and the restaurant begins preparing your order. The driver arrives at the restaurant, picks up your order when it’s ready, and brings it to your house. You’ve already paid through the app., although you can leave a tip on the app. or in cash for a job well done.)
Now back to the story……She let know me the order was ready and after clicking through the app., I came to a page that gave the order number and the food ordered. After the server and I compared order numbers and confirmed the order, I grabbed it and continued following instructions on the app. as I walked back to my car. It gave me the location to where I was going to deliver the food, and as I drove, it navigated me there. This was working out to be a cool way to make extra income now!
I approached the destination and the app. told me that the person would be waiting outside. I drove up to the hotel breeze-way, and a young woman looking like she was waiting for something, phone in hand, stood near the same spot.
When I stopped the car, I rolled down my window and she approached. So far so good. (The rider or person who orders food is given the make/model/and color of my car as well as my first name) I hoped she was the gal I was delivering to, either that or someone might have gotten some free food. 😊
Turned out to be the right person. We confirmed names and order numbers and the contents of the order. I mentioned that I hadn’t expected to be delivering UberEATS as I had understood that it wasn’t in the city yet.
It was then I noticed she had an UberEATS t-shirt on. She pointed to it and said that UberEATS was launching the next day and that I was the first UberEATS delivery in my city! How fun!! She urged me to hold on and ran back in and came out with an UberEATS airfreshener and sunglasses for me as a gift. Ah! That was nice!
I drove off feeling happy and thankful to the Lord that this whole Uber driving thing was turning out so enjoyable and at the same time helping our family to make ends meet.
Are you interested or in need of a way to make money NOW for your family?
Signing up to drive Uber is a quick process, especially if your car passes the inspection easily. I was approved for driving within a week of submitting all of the documents necessary.
If you’re interested in knowing more about how to drive for Uber, click on this link to check it out. Driving for Uber and UberEATS could be as helpful to you as it has been to our family.
If you’ve never used UberEATS to order take-out and would like to try it, download the UberEATS app and look through the restaurants in your city. You can use this code eats-everettm477ui and get $10 off your first order!